7 Reusable Alternatives to Cling Film

When I was younger I remember my Grandmother had a very impressive larder next to her kitchen. It was filled to the brim with all sorts of homemade goodies. It wasn’t like the larders you see today on Pinterest with matching jars and chalkboard labels. It was a mishmash of jars, containers, tins and anything else that she could reuse.  Continue reading “7 Reusable Alternatives to Cling Film”

How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

I’d like to think that as a family we are fairly waste conscious, we always use up our leftover food and we compost anything that we can’t eat. This Halloween I decided that we would make the most out of pumpkins to reduce our waste. A massive 18,000 pumpkins are thrown away every year due to Halloween. That’s a lot!  Continue reading “How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds”

10 Uses for Leftover Green Tea Leaves

My tea obsession is no secret and pretty well documented. One thing I discovered during Zero Waste Week is I throw a lot of used green tea leaves into the compost. I know some people reuse tea bags and the leaves to make more than one cup but I don’t see the point in that as all of the health benefits from the tea come out in the first boil. I wanted to look into other ways that you can reuse tea leaves.  Continue reading “10 Uses for Leftover Green Tea Leaves”

10 Uses for Leftover Hummus

I have been eyeing up the pot of hummus in our fridge with a sense of doom. This one pot could be my downfall in my Zero Food Waste Week challenge. Once opened it really needs to be consumed within 3 days however the shop bought pots are pretty big so unless you plan to only eat hummus for 3 days there’s a fair chance that you are going to have some leftover. Continue reading “10 Uses for Leftover Hummus”

Thrifty Thursday – Grow Your Own Compost

Part of my Zero Waste Week pledge last week was to reduce our food waste. Before the week started I did a lot of research into the best ways to do this. I found various different ideas such as creative ways to use up left overs, portion control and freezing leftovers. These are all very well but they take time which is something that we as a household seem to have very little of. I needed a way to reduce our food waste that was simple but effective and that was when I decided that we needed to start making our own compost.

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